Doctoral thesis


On the beat: Human movement and timing in the production and perception of music

September 29, 2005, 10.00
Salongen, KTH library, Osquars backe 31
KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Opponent: Prof. David Huron
Ohio State University
Columbus, USA



Introduction and summary (1.1 Mb)

Errata for the printed version

Paper I (260 kb):
Dahl,S.(2000) The playing of an accent - Preliminary observations from temporal and kinematic analysis of percussionists. Journal of New Music Research Vol.29(3), 225-234.

Paper II (940 kb): Dahl, S. (2004) Playing the accent - comparing striking velocity and timing in an ostinato rhythm performed by four drummers. Acta Acustica united with Acustica Vol. 90(4), 762-776.

Paper III:
Dahl, S. and Granqvist, S. Ability to determine continuous drift in auditory sequences: Evidence for bias in listeners' perception of tempo.

Paper IV (760 kb):
Dahl, S. and Friberg, A. Visual perception of expressiveness in musicians' body movements.
(Later revision published in Music Perception).